Adam Pearlman began life as a nice liberal Jewish boy. He took it a step further and ended up acting as a PR guy for the Taliban. He made statements offering support to the Taliban and other forces against U.S. interests. In recognition of his efforts. In 2015, under the Obama administration, the CIA dropped a drone on his ass.
What a difference an administration makes. In 2005, on the fourth anniversary of the September 11, 2001, attacks, an eleven-minute videotape message purportedly from al-Qaeda was broadcast on the ABC News program Good Morning America. The American English-accented speaker, a man whose face was partially concealed, was identified by U.S. intelligence officials as Gadahn. The speaker praised the “echo of explosions and the slitting of the throats of the infidels” and attacked U.S. foreign policy and military activity, particularly in Iraq and Afghanistan. He predicted that there would be future attacks in Los Angeles and Melbourne: “Yesterday, Londonand Madrid. Tomorrow, Los Angeles and Melbourne, God willing. At this time, don’t count on us demonstrating restraint or compassion.“
Under the Obama administration, Gadahn/Pearlman was judged guilty without benefit of a trial. For running his mouth, he was killed by a predator drone.
How Times Have Changed
In 2019 Ocasio-Cortez and company, good liberals all, repeated Pearlman’s offense. They gave aid and comfort to the enemy and condemned the U.S. They refused to condemn violence on the part of ANTIFA.
Had they taken this stand during the Obama administration, the Predator drones would be circling.
Instead, of bombing them, Trump talked tacky about them. The left is outraged.
President Trump should take a page from Obama’s book. Stop the name calling and insults. Just call them what they are: “Enemy Combatants.”